Cisco’s Rare & Exceptional deals in one-of-a-kind pieces that define America and the Wild West. The collection is both diverse and expansive, including historic artifacts, antiques, fine art, and western home furnishings. Our store, located in scenic Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is filled from floor to ceiling with pieces that spark romantic tales of the western frontier. Cisco’s inventory of authentic Native American art and artifacts is among the finest in the world featuring Navajo rugs, baskets, beadwork, totems, pipes, southwest jewelry and more! Cisco’s art collection includes original paintings and bronzes from famous western artists, ranging from just-plain-folky to investment quality. Our home furnishings are both antique and contemporary, featuring custom-made furniture suitable for modern western homes.
The Kennedy family's journey in the antique business started back in 1989 with the opening of The Marketplace, a 10,000 sq. ft. antique mall located in Clear Lake, Iowa. They were lucky enough to meet many experienced collectors who became close friends and mentors to them. In 1996, the Kennedys moved their family to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and opened Cisco’s Gallery.
During the early years, Cisco’s participated in a six-week antique and art show tour during the spring and fall, in cities such as Washington DC, Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta. The tours included private showings with friends and family along the way, which helped establish a significant national network of clients, dealers, and friends.
Cisco’s Gallery specializes in Native American and Western antiques, artifacts, fine art, and Americana. The gallery has grown from its original 5,000 sq. ft. to 14,000 sq. ft. today. From 1995 to 2013 there was a generational turnover, and many exceptional pieces came to the market allowing Cisco’s to invest in some of the best art and artifacts, preserving them for the future. In 2015 Cisco’s launched their first website which has grown exponentially, with more inventory and more daily visitors. The gallery in Coeur d'Alene remains a “bucket list” destination where people travel from across the country to outfit their primary residences and vacation homes.